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. >> obama: by 2025, the average fuel economy of their vehicles will nearly double to almost 55 miles per gallon. it will save a typical family more than $8,000 in fuel costs over time. >> jennifer: now of course, if you get an electric vehicle like i have, it is over 250 miles per gallon if you go to the gas at all. anyway, if president obama likes it then the right wing, of course, must hate it! and they do. with a passion and vitriol that is usually reserved for the war on christmas and misplaced birth certificates. >> even with the $7500 federal rebate or whatever you get for it, it is still beyond pricy for a fred flintstone car. >> trying to push this crazy green agenda. we're twice the size. >> i can't tell you how annoying. get out of car. go in the trunk. get this long cord. hook it into the side. plug it into the wall. >> first world problem. >> it was raining. i'm worried i'm going to get electrocuted. >> the electric car is about taking away choices from the american people about -- the electric car i
will require to help its economy recover. >> eliot: that is the balancing act that prime minister morsi is trying to effect wait here. in essence for his economy to come back, he knows he needs the united states. he needs peace. a war would be devastating to what long-term he has to care about. is that, in fact, the leverage that secretary of state clinton has with morsi in saying to him you have got to lean on hamas to stop this and somehow we will navigate through this in the coming months but it seems to me that morsi has made himself a central figure in this process. >> well, sure. i suppose the difficulty for president morsi is hamas is the key actor in this equation but obviously there are other groups resident in gaza that perhaps even hamas does not completely control. so when you get to that aspect of assurances, prime minister netanyahu wants a period of calm before he signs a truce. obviously gave that point -- it is very challenging. eliot, the other aspect as your opening clip of hillary clinton underlined is th
the economy and if we do that on january 15th and it is a good deal, i would much prefer that over doing a bad deal on december 15th for face-saving on the january 1 fiscal cliff drop dead date. >> eliot: you're among the group that have been called the cliff jumpers. i don't know how you take that phrase but you've been willing to say let's go over the cliff. it will not be as dangerous and as cataclysmic as people are saying. >> i'm in good company. warren buffett. basically this artificial deadline is not a cliff. it is a slope. the bottom line is we've got to get a good deal. something that is sustainable and durable and not hit the panic button and then try to spin what is a bad deal as a good deal because that won't be sustainable after january 1st. >> eliot: that's not only correct on substance. unless we say that, the other side will stick us up and hold us to the deadline and get us to flinch at the end which unfortunately has been the history of the white house in the last couple of years. your wisdom there, i
all of those. but is black friday still good for our economy? does it help? does it create jobs? will it help the obama administration, recession and the unemployment levels, as easy as it is to talk about the ugly aspects of it, what are the positive aspects if any. shop at local small businesses on friday. why not think about buying american-made products and think about keeping your money in your community by buying locally? we'll get to all of that governor eliot spitzer will be l kaing in host of "viewpoint" here on current tv. likewise, film critic allison bails who i'm a big fan of, and she'll be talking about what are some good films that smart politically progressive minded people can go see, and what are some good movies you can take your family to see or escape from your family with. and scott backman will be on. >> i can't wait for that. >> john: yesterday we had dean on, and they do a show together. and scott takes the position where he is very pro israel but not a huge fan of their government. anthony popus will be calling in, and is wal-mart as
together and use a more fitting metaphor defuse the austerity bomb that threatens to explode the economy and could decades of republican orthodoxy on rejecting new revenues finally be coming to an end? with the senate in session for 36 days to go before hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts hikes and cuts take affect, white house press secretary repeated everything including entitlement programs would be part of the talkings. talks. meanwhile, many are turning their back on the pledge to grover norquist. >> times changed significantly and i care more about this country than i do about a 20-year-old pledge. >> i agree, a pledge signed 20 years ago is for that congress. >> i'm willing to generate revenue. it's fair to ask my party to put revenue on the table we're build historic averages. >> it does appear that speaker boehner is open to talk about revenue entitlement reform. >> eliot: jay carney said the white house welcomed those comments and grover norquist tried to make light of them. >> some of them have engaged in impure thoughts. they have not actually voted for a tax increase
. there is no reason for any of that. >> on the other hand, there is a big boost to the economy because of black friday. >> there you go. >> except for the stuff that was -- >> stephanie: although the black president will get no credit. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> see what you did there. >> stephanie: you know how one holiday is over and the next one -- julie in seattle reminds us, war on christmas season is officially open. it is fox news warren christmas season. >> they're losing their [ bleep ] the whole benghazi thing isn't working out for them. >> the susan rice thing is petering out. >> stephanie: yes. oh dear. steph, deck the halls with simmering resentment and bitterness over the imaginary days gone by when everyone was white christian and happy happy, happy until the christmas lights came down. friday morning, fox on on some idiot story about the nativity scene. we have a guest to quote. [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] who said it is christmas all over again. the grinch is trying to steal our holiday. it has been so b
are not spread across the board. the economy would take a hit of $500 billion, probably sending the country back boo recession. i get what the white house is saying and what people like patty murray are saying about how we should negotiate this and whether it's a cliff or a slope. >> it's a financial cliff claven. >> slope. >> i think even if it is a slope, if we go over the fiscal slope, it will do a lot of damage. >> right it could -- the markets will react, freak out. >> that's where the damage will be done. >> i love politico, a growing block of emboldened emboldened liberals. [ screaming ] >> say they're not afraid to watch defense spending get gouged. [ scream ] >> stephanie: if republicans captain see their way toward additional revenues then we're better off going over the cliff and readdressing this with a better congress in january. >> it's the republicans holding the country hostage. >> they're saying it's more of a slope where the economic effects will be handled gradually. we're going to have a whole new congress. >> more democrats. >> we have the technology. we can make them better
by $600 billion, the largest one-year reduction in history but will throw the economy back into a recession. unemployment will go from 7.9% currently to over 9%. i don't think that's going to happen. i do think we'll go over the cliff, not have a deal before it happens. i think it will be fixed shortly after this -- after they storm the castle with pitch forks and torches but this is potentially the worst fiscal policy since the end of the great depression when we went into an austerity program too early and threw the economy back into a recession back in the '30s. so this is serious stuff. but notice everything we just talked about the meetings each one is having. notice who's not having a meeting. the president is not having a meeting with john boehner. the congressional leaders aren't coming to the white house. there will be no direct negotiations this week. there's not -- if there is going to be a deal here, it won't be done until the middle to the end of december. all of this so far is just kabuki theat
on the ground? >> well, the israeli economic blockade is devastating to the gaza economy. the people in gaza, the palestinians in gaza are not able to export most of what they produce. whether agriculture or handy crafts or whatever. they can't get it out of the country. and so their own market and that's it. it has driven people into poverty. it has created about 56% of palestinians in gaza are food insecure. they're not starving to death. there's not a lot of -- malnutrition. it is not clear to me why the israeli -- that should be about bringing in weapons. to send out their goods. >> jennifer: so juan, you heard hussein's description of the challenge with hamas palestinian authority. what can be done at these peace talks or at the cease-fire talks to make sure that the palestinian authority is perhaps elevated or should they? >> well, it would be a good thing for the palestinians if they could bury the hatchet amongst themselves. i think the government of hosni mubarak and egypt connived at dividing them and th
the economy. now why doesn't our president have better clout bigger clout. i'm going to use my clout to take us to peace. >> well, if it were that easy, i would have done that by now. >> stephanie: he just reminded me of one of the bush quirks we hated so much is that when he would say a word, he would say another word and then use the same word. in other words -- >> i got the capital. political capital. that's different than what you just said. >> it is a new word i learned. >> capital. political capital. >> stephanie: carol in pennsylvania hi, welcome. >> caller: thank you. i want to wish you all happy holiday. you deserve it. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i want to thank you your staff you're all marvelous. i can't say enough about you. and for reality sprinkles with some comedy, lots of comedy and great thoughts. >> stephanie: thank you. happy thanksgiving to you and yours. >> thank you. >> stephanie: by the way would you like a sad story about my sad little life because having thanksgiving to you a
is the driver of the economy that we find ourselves in. you may not work there but you work in the walmart economy. walmart pioneered the low wage, and the method of union busting, both legal and illegal that allows it to keep wages down. even union places like union supermarkets and grocery stores have had their wages driven down because of competition with walmart. if you can beat walmart, you can beat almost anybody. if you can't if it really isn't possible to make walmart say yes when it wants to say no, then we're looking at a very cramped future for the labor movement. >> that's what it brings to mind. if walmart wins, let's say our walmart and this small strike that may happen tomorrow is not successful what are the implications of a victory. >> whatever happens both sides are going to claim victory, and both sides will admit that this will continue. having talked to many walmart workers, this will continue past friday. the biggest question about the damaged walmart brand politics, is how other r-walmart members and non-members are going to look at this. in the long run over the nex
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you seen that should give people hope? >> well, one thing is the economy is finally starting to diversify. i think that has been a positive thing about the auto industry being on the ropes. the city and the state as a whole doesn't seem to be putting all of its shifts solely on the auto industry as it happens did in the past and i write quite a bit about the bottom-up energy that is happening in the city. and i write about the do it yourself city like detroit. the government really isn't functioning properly, but it does give people the sort of space to do things like plant urban gardens or just start their sort of own entrepreneurial operations without much getting in the way, because as i said there's not -- >> jennifer: there's a lot of land. right. detroit was a city that was built for 2 million people but now only about 700,000 live there. and people are using some of that vacant land for -- for example, urban farming. how successful has that been? >> it is doing good. it is sort of a metaphor these green shoots coming from the industrialists of o
americans went shopping online or in stores totaling $59 billion in sales. the obama economy is booming. all right. we'll get into that and a whole lot more. but first here is the latest from lisa ferguson. good morning. >> hey bill good morning, everyone. hope you all had a happy thanksgiving and just in case you did not get enough shopping in on black friday said is siber monday when retailers will post all of their sales online. the white house is releasing a report on the impact of middle class tax cuts on consumer spending. as we know with all of this talk of the fiscal cluf tax cuts are set to spike at the beginning of next year. according to the new report allowing middle class tax rates to group, along with allowing the current tax cut to expire would change the gdp. this is all part of the president's effort to extent the burr-era tax cuts for americans making less than $250,000 a year, all while incriesing taxes on the wealthy. it seems some members of the dgdp could be coming around and be ready to go against the grover norquist pledge. more bill press aft
, getting reform on wall street that doesn't -- that works. doesn't make our economy vulnerable to the gambles of people in our society. finding a way to address the fundamental debt crisis that will burden our children and our children's children and our children's children's children. if you don't fundamentally change the way these elections are financed, you're going to keep getting candidates who are in favor of their funders. of course! >> cenk: there was just a poll done where 67% of americans said politicians need to do something about climate change. they need to take legislative action. only 25% said no. don't do anything. 67% to 25%. if we had a functioning democracy, there would be immediate action on that. but in reality there is not a peep. so i've been covering politics for about 17 years now. the reason that i'm passionate about campaign finance reform is it is the rosetta stone of politics. if you want to know who's going to win on any given issue it always comes back to the same thing. follow
these people make a decent wage and possibly improve the economy? >> listen, i think the numbers are mostly right but i think the numbers are different from that. according to the numbers i've seen, as i said before, every walmart employee could get that raise to $25,000 a year. every single one of them, and walmart would be profitable without raising prices. walmart charges as much as they canner they possibly can. that's the nature of being in business. they gave their employees as little as possible as they can exploit them without rights of knowledge to unionize and walmart is hugely profitable. i don't think the customers are going to end up paying anything more at all. what is simply going to happen is walmart will make a little less profit. >> cenk: congressman alan grayson, good to have a progressive fighter back in congress. thank you for joining us and at walmart, sticking up for people as well. thank you very much. >> you're welcome. >> cenk: when we come back, i'm going to go aggressive progressive because i haven't been aggressive enough yet in this show. we're going to take on
president attend a meeting with business leaders to discuss the actions we need to keep our economy growing and find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit. all of those meetings, of course, aimed at building support for and putting congress on -- pressure on congress to act to pass the tax cuts for 98% of americans. jay carney with a briefing at 12:30 today. i'll be there and tell you about it tomorrow. back with victoria jones. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. buy now. save later. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: good morning friends and neighbors and welcome to the "full court press" this wednesday morning november 28 on current tv. good to see you this morning. we're booming out to you live all the way across this great land of ours from current tv, from our studio her
can't afford to have significant reduction that will impede the economy. i think we need to take a little bit more careful approach to those kinds of cuts if we're going to talk about 1 trillion-dollar over ten years. so i suspect that can will get kicked down the road, but the tax rates really should be dealt with right now. they're easy to deal with. the debt ceiling should really be, that's one of those other things we can create a crisis unnecessarily. this country is not going to basically deny it's debt. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: so anyway, i think we can do it. i think saner heads might prevail. i just left a meeting with gene sperling. he said the president is not going to amend the tax cuts. if he is, the republicans better get on board. >> stephanie: i took heart in that. the president is not being fooled so far. he is not saying that we're we're going to close a loophole, and it's not going to produce the revenue that is necessary right. >> caller: exactly right. if you deal with deductions no matter what you do you can't get to any significant number. the very v
the economy if you raise rates on the top 2%. >> tax reform, ultimately will produce lower rates. >> medicare and medicaid are the main drivers of our deficit. >> are you willing to give up medicare and medicaid? big cuts to make sure that the wealthiest get away with the tax rates that they want? >> of course! >> obama: i'll go anywhere and do whatever it takes to get this done. it's too important for washington to screw this up. >> cenk: nonetheless they probable will. president obama came out and gave a speech that was fairly progressive, and he argued only for tax cuts for the bottom 911%. watch. >> obama: if both parties agree we should not raise taxes on middle class families, let's begin our work with where we agree. if we can get a few house republicans to agree as well, i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it my way. i got to repeat--i got a pen. i'm ready to sign it. >> cenk: my god, he's got a pen. so do i. and i'll have more for you in just a minute. that's good. and one of the top republicans in the house, he came out and said something very interesting. he said, i think
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